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Becan Ruins

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Address: Xpujil Town 24640, Mexico
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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well worth the visit

Becan is a relatively unvisited site. It is unique in that it is surrounded by a moat and a series of wall. The buildings are in very good shape and many of them still have... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Becan is a relatively unvisited site. It is unique in that it is surrounded by a moat and a series of wall. The buildings are in very good shape and many of them still have remnants of the original colors and stucco facades.

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Claremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lots of structures amongst the greenery, surprising number of columns in architecture, not very frequented by tourists so we had it to ourselves. Really memorable walk past history.

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Duvall, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Better than Chicanna. Lots to see. It's fun the be able to explore them in depth. Could stand to remove a few tres tho so we can see the ruins.

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Long Jetty
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The ruins were interesting with a big climb to the top of the main structure. Local kids offered to 'watch our car' for a price in the car park which we declined. After leaving the ruins the kids seemed disappointed in the pesos in change we offered. The ruins itself were interesting as always

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Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Becan is besides Rio Bec the most important archeological site in the Mayan stile known as "Rio Bec". While the latter is not really open to the public, and not officially accessible, Rio Bec is near a federal highway and a small village. The splendid pre-columbian architecture that can be seen, make it one of the best secondary Mayan sites... More 

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Seaford, East Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a lovely site in the middle of the jungle close to Chicanna and Xpujil. Hardly anyone else there as it's quite off the beaten track, but it's well worth the visit. Again you can climb the pyramids here, if you dare.

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Aalst, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Becán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It is located near the center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche, about 150 km north of Tikal. The name Becan was bestowed on the site by archaeologists who rediscovered the site, meaning "ravine or canyon formed by water" in Yukatek Maya, after... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Not that easy to get to but once you get there you'll see it is totally worth it. 2 hrs drive from Xpujil (near town from Calakmul with phone signal, gas station etc, there are other towns such as conhuas but no wifi. I stayed at Hotel Maya Balam, low price and excellent amenities. Recommended to get a guide once... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This little Maya-ruin-town is right in the middle of the jungle and very much like you expect a ruin to be from movies and pictures. Come in the afternoon for moody sunlight filtering through the canopy. Here you can climb a pyramid, it is steep, but a sturdy rope helps you keep your balance. The view over the jungle is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

In our journey, we didn't plan to go to Cobra, so we thought we miss a chance to climb the pyramids. The tour guide bought us here, and when we saw the rope, we were so excited and to climb up. On the top of the pyramid, beautiful view including tropical forest, other unexcavated ruins, workers climb up to clear... More 

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